Archive: 5/03/2007

Researcher unveils pregnancy mystery

A Deakin University study has unlocked one of the many mysteries of pregnancy -- how the trace element copper is transported across the placenta. The findings provide a lead to the possible cause, treatment and prevention ...

dateMar 05, 2007 in Medical research
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Red pepper: Hot stuff for fighting fat?

Food scientists in Taiwan are reporting new evidence from laboratory experiments that capsaicin — the natural compound that gives red pepper that spicy hot kick — can reduce the growth of fat cells. The study is scheduled ...

dateMar 05, 2007 in Medical research
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Vegetable soup chemical reactions

Chemists working on tight budgets in developing countries may be able to substitute extracts of potatoes, celery, eggplant, carrot, cassava, horseradish or an array of inexpensive and locally available vegetable products ...

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